A Gringa in Bogotá: Living Colombia's Invisible War

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A multifaceted look at a city that has become a model for urban reform even with a war on its doorsteps, interwoven with thought-provoking meditations on living "on the hyphen" between U.S. and Colombian cultures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292722972
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,330,103
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

JUNE CAROLYN ERLICK lived in Bogotá from 1975 to 1984 and from 2005 to 2006 and has visited the city many times in between. A veteran journalist and foreign correspondent who now teaches feature writing at Harvard Extension and Summer Schools, she is the Editor-in-Chief of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. Her previous books include Disappeared: A Journalist Silenced, the Irma Flaquer Story and the original Spanish version of this book, Una gringa en Bogotá.
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Table of Contents

Foreword: A City on Display Herbert Tico Braun Braun, Herbert Tico

La Primera Ronda 1

My Gringa Accent 4

Life and Rules 6

Looking for Maria 10

View from My Window 14

Dreaming of Journalism 17

War and Peace 21

Life on Movie Row 24

Redprodepaz: Knitting Peace 28

Dogs 31

TransMilenio 33

Three Tall Buildings 37

Displaced 40

Time 43

Plaza de Bolivar 46

Horses and Other Animals 50

El Choco: Never to the Jungle 53

Artists: Beyond the Invisible Door 56

Dogs II 59

A City of Many Hues 62

Robberies 66

Random Acts of Kindness 70

Upstairs, Downstairs 73

Ciclovia 80

Bombs and Other Loud Noises 83

TransMilenio II 86

Theatre 88

Red, Yellow, and Blue 91

Disappeared 94

Good Friday: The Passion 97

Books 99

Gabo 101

Santa Marta: Listening to Students 106

The Strike 108

Remolinos 111

Abortion and Citizens' Rights 116

Catcalls and Unwelcome Whistles 119

Electing Alvaro 122

Jamundi 126

TransMilenio III 130

Truth and Reparations 132

Dreaming of Journalism II 135

Cafam 138

Epilogue 143

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